What the Taliban Means for Queer Afghans
Azad was working the night before Kabul fell.
The 20-year-old finished her five-hour shift dancing at a wedding at dawn and went straight to bed. She woke up a few hours later to a text message that read: “Taliban entered Kabul.” She thought her friend was joking. She called her partner, but there was no response. She called again. Nothing.
Azad is a transgender woman. And her partner of three years was suddenly missing.